New York Classical Theatre pops up in nontraditional indoor and outdoor venues throughout the 5 boroughs, transforming expansive public spaces into grand dramatic settings and inviting the audience into the action of the play.
At outdoors performances in the parks, audiences physically enter the world of the play, moving from scene to scene with the actors, and becoming active participants in the drama unfolding around them.
Thanks to a capital grant from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and City Council, we now have state-of-the-art theatrical lighting and seating, enabling us to pop up in large, vacant commercial venues and transform them into temporary Off-Broadway theatres.
No matter where or when we perform, all our productions are free.
Our indoor season, Pop•Up Classics, transforms large, vacant commercial venues into temporary Off-Broadway theatres. Thanks to a capital grant from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and City Council, we bring state-of-the-art seating and theatrical lighting equipment to these unique venues. Staged using Panoramic Theatre techniques, each play is adapted to inhabit and showcase our nontraditional performance venues, creating a deep relationship between the actors, audience, and venue.
All our performances are free, although seating is limited.
Classics-->in-->Motion, our outdoor performance season, takes Panoramic Theatre one step further. (Actually, about 500 steps further.) With expansive physical environments as our playing arenas, audiences literally enter the world of the play, moving from scene to scene with the actors, and becoming active participants in the drama unfolding around them. All performances are free.
Free Family Workshops
Each of our productions is accompanied by a series of free educational family workshops which focus on the play in performance; offering creative and artistic learning to children and parents who might not otherwise have such opportunities and enriching the audience’s experience of theatre, history and performance.
Through these unique, educational and theatrical experiences, New York Classical Theatre is heralded for it’s fun and accessible approach to presenting innovative theatre, and bringing life and vitality to each of our venues and surrounding neighborhoods.